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Re: JAWS and relative positioning

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From: Joshue O Connor
Date: May 31, 2006 7:30AM


> Yes, but in France JAWS is very big, so I have to be a bit "JAWScentric"

In Ireland it is the same, with the majority of our blind users using JAWS.
So I am also, for better or worse, JAWScentric.

> So one of our criteria for the HTML/CSS combo was: use the HTML
>> you've got as much as you can without adding too much design-oriented
>> clutter in the code.

Well then you should be OK avec/sans CSS. If the HTML is clean, then it should be
handled well by most screen readers.

Thanks for mentioning the bug, and good luck with your project.

Josh

Stephane Deschamps wrote:
> <quote who="Joshue O Connor">
>
>>Also, its not good to fall into the trap of being very "JAWScentric", you
>>must ask yourself, 'How does IBM Homereader deal with the same issue, or
>>Window Eyes?".
>
>
> Yes, but in France JAWS is very big, so I have to be a bit "JAWScentric" ;)
>
>
>>If it is a case that advanced CSS features are causing these kind of
>>problems, I just
>>would not use them, especially if the sites you develop are to explicitly
>>serve clients with disabilities.
>
>
> Hm. Actually the site addresses quality web development, accessibility and
> design, and showcases a conference on those topics (a French atmedia, if
> you like). So one of our criteria for the HTML/CSS combo was: use the HTML
> you've got as much as you can without adding too much design-oriented
> clutter in the code.
>
> I guess one can't win on both levels. That's sad, and all the more sad
> than JAWS 5 is OK with that. It's a bug/feature situation :(
>
> I'll leave the code as it is for the moment. Anybody from Freedom
> Scientific on this list?
>